HomeTechnology & WebGadgetsLeapFrog Announces LeapPad 2 and Leapster GS July 5, 2012This post may include affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. Educational Toys Our older kids grew up on the Leapster and the Leapster 2 learning systems. Those devices got us through MANY long road trips. Now that I’m a mom to 2 more little ones, I know the LeapFrog brand will continue to be a popular item in this house! The company just announced 2 new products: the LeapFrog LeapPad 2 and LeapFrog Leapster GS. These items are sure to be on the HOT Christmas toy list for 2012. LeapFrog LeapPad 2 The original LeapFrog LeapPad received more than 20 accolades including Toy of the Year. The LeapPad 2 is the next generation of this product and like the original is designed to deliver educational and fun for your kids. The LeapPad 2 will feature higher resolution front and back cameras, along with a video recorder. The memory is doubled from the original LeapPad to 4 GB.Â LeapFrog has also extended the battery life and will sport a new internal battery system and recharger pack (available for purchase separately). httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hv0278fTkN0&list=PLC26ABDCFAFF1003A&index=1&feature=plpp_video LeapPad 2 will include: Music player with five LeapFrog Learning Songs Cartoon Director creativity app Art tudio creativityÂ app Pet Pad writing app and a choice of additional apps By year’s end – the LeapPad content library will feature more than 325 game cartridges, apps, music, videos, eBooks and more! LeapPad2 is compatible with LeapFrog Explorer cartridges and LeapFrog App Center digital content. LeapPad 2 will be sold at MSRP $99.99 and is recommended for children ages 3 to 9 years old.Â Pre-sale begins July 18 on leapfrog.com. LeapFrog Leapster GS The LeapFrog Leapster GS, dubbed the ultimate learning game system is a substantial improvement over the current Leapster Explorer. The Leapster Explorer was the #1 selling learning game handheld in 2001 and was awarded the Educational Toy of the Year. Like the Leapster Explorer the Leapster GS will offer fast-action gameplay with a rich learning experience via a handheld device made for kids! httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I38FVp08QE8&feature=related The Leapster GS is thinner and sleeker in design than that of the Leapster Explorer. The larger screen and built-in motion sensor plus camera and video recorder will be sure to keep your kids entertained! Leapster GS will include: “Escape of the Sillies” game app Pet Pad writing app Choice of an additional app By year’s end, the Leapster GS content library will feature over 300 action-packed game cartridges, apps, music, videos, eBooks and more! Leapster GS is compatible with LeapFrog Explorer cartridges and LeapFrog App Center digital content. LeapPad GS will be sold at MSRP $69.99 and is recommended for children ages 4 to 9 years old.Â Pre-sale begins July 18 on leapfrog.com. Are Your Kids Leapfrog Fans? Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website * Copy This Password * * Type Or Paste Password Here * Comment Current ye@r * Leave this field empty Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.